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The Team

Many members of the Summit team have lived or worked abroad, and bring their extensive experience to bear on all international activities. Its principal members include:

Norman A. Bailey, PhD., co-founder of ST&T, is a former Special Assistant to President Reagan for International Economic Affairs and former Senior Director of National Security Planning for the National Security Council. Dr. Bailey is a consulting economist whose clients have included governments, government agencies, corporations, banks, investment firms, trade associations and other firms on five continents.

Joseph H. Blatchford, founder and president of Summit Communications. As a trade lawyer and lobbyist, he has represented many foreign governments and private industries. He served as Director of the Peace Corps and was the founder of ACCIÓN International, a community development foundation that provides loans to small enterprises throughout the hemisphere. He was also the co-founder and first president of Caribbean/Latin American Action, a Washington-based business advocacy group.

Katherine Conradt is a former Managing Editor of Business Latin America, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and former Editor of LatinFinance and LatinFinance-México. She also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Council of the Americas and as marketing consultant for Latin America to the Alliance for Converging Technologies.

Victoria K. Craig is a specialist in international communications, with more than two decades of experience in Latin American and European political, economic and business issues. Ms. Craig specializes in country promotions through public relations, special events and publication programs.

Bonnie Horner is founder and President of FreBon International Corp., which designs, markets, implements and services multimedia communications networks for corporations, universities and governments that have geographically dispersed requirements for interactive communication. Inc. Magazine recognized her firm as one of the top growth companies nationally in 1999.

Michael Johnson was formerly with the Council for International Economic Policy (CIEP) under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He was Vice President of international affairs for the FMC Corporation, and is presently involved with numerous business councils covering various countries.

Derek Leebaert, PhD, is President of Linguatec, Inc., the leading data interoperability software company in the telecommunications industry. He was previously chief economist of the Information Technology Industry Council. He was co-author of MITís Future of the Electronic Marketplace.

Everett G. Martin, Jr. served as Assistant Foreign Editor and Bureau Chief for Newsweek in Saigon and Hong Kong. He was South America Editor for the Wall Street Journal for 15 years.

Lynn H. Roberts is the former CEO, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Latin Trade magazine. She also launched a Spanish-language edition of the magazine, two regional business magazines and newspaper supplements focusing on trade and direct investment issues.

Roger Williams is former Chief of Time magazineís Atlanta bureau, served as Senior Editor of the Saturday Review, and is the founding editor of the Prague-based Transition magazine, specializing in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Joan M. Worden is a public relations expert who specializes in media relations as applied to public policy and foreign affairs. Ms. Worden, who ran her own successful public relations firm for 18 years, has been described by Newsweek magazine as a "Washington PR guru".


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